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Lot 1732: Century Manufacturing. Inc. Model 100 .45-70 Revolver

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Rare Early Production Century Manufacturing. Inc. Model 100 .45-70 Single Action Revolver with Case and Factory Letter

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Rare Early Production Century Manufacturing. Inc. Model 100 .45-70 Single Action Revolver with Case and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Century Mfg. Inc.
Model: 100
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45/70 Govt.
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/bright
Grip: walnut
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Item Views: 313
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 361
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

These enormous and powerful revolvers were manufactured in Evansville, Indiana, in the 1970s and 1980s by Century Arms and then Century Manufacturing. It has a dovetailed blade front sight on a ramped base, adjustable rear sight, "45-70" cut through the blue on the left side of the barrel, "Century Mfg, Inc./-EVANSVILLE,IND-" on the left side of the frame, the serial number on the bottom of the frame, "Model 100" on the right side of the frame, and a safety on the left above the trigger. Includes a wood case and three dummy rounds of .45-70 ammunition. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration when shipped to M&M Sporting Goods in Milwaukee, WI. on September 11, 1981 as well as remarking that it was shipped in a consecutive pair. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 99% plus blue finish with a light cylinder drag line. The frame and grip straps are taking on an age darkened appearance. Grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine with storage and handling marks.



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